Phrases with "meeting"

We can picture him, anxiously studying his account books, with his elbows on his desk, and imagining a thousand ingenious means of meeting his financial troubles. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

You are wise enough to see that it was just your own conduct in meeting your young man rather more than halfway, that did the trick—eh?’ She looked at me with eyes brimming over with wisdom. White Magic by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The meeting on the 15th, at the Hon. Kiffyn Fulke Verney’s house, Mr. Dingwell was prevented by a cold from attending. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Again and again she urged him toward the shore, meeting his furious dashes with perfect coolness and leading him dexterously away from rocks and roots. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling I suggested that they should slag the Old Market where the meeting was held, while I turned in a call to you all on the Board. That kept ’em quiet till you came along. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let him, on meeting a fellow-mortal, learn at a glance to distinguish the history of the man, and the trade or profession to which he belongs. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

H. G. Wells The subject under discussion was the proposed peace with Poland. The meeting was smarting with the sense of defeat and disposed to resent the Polish terms. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence Nothing so thrilling, for the moment, as Good-bye-to-all! — But every parting means a meeting elsewhere. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Knight found, on meeting them all, after his arrival had been announced, that they had formed an intention to go to St. Leonards for a few days at the end of the month. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

This meeting inspired me with profound terror; I feared that M. de Monsoreau would not come, and that they would invade the house in his absence. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing This determination firmly grasped, he turned to think of the hoped-for meeting with Veranilda in the morning, and gentler emotions lulled him into dreams. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

There was no time to go down to Eastbourne tonight, and get back, with any hope of obtaining the casual kind of meeting with Mrs. Ratcliffe that he contemplated. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

John Galsworthy He effected his object by chance, meeting her on the pier with her stepmother, who had the habit of walking there from twelve to one of a forenoon. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Thomas Wolfe Mr. Stoat had telephoned him a few days after their first casual meeting and had pressed the invitation upon him. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Elio Mr. Tryan had not hitherto been to the White House, but yesterday, meeting Mr. Jerome in the street, he had at once accepted the invitation to tea, saying there was something he wished to talk about. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

George Gissing It’s probable that the invitation to your Wednesday evenings gave her a hope of meeting young men. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

I must go this moment to a meeting of three or four people whom I cannot disappoint, and I know, perfectly, we cannot break up earlier. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Jane Austen There was some anxiety mixed with Lady Russell’s joy in meeting her. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Benjamin Disraeli It was a rather early hour when Lothair, the morning after his meeting the duchess at Lady St. Jerome’s, called at Crecy House; but it was only to leave his card. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I did not dream of meeting another fellow creature—least of all people in the world, perhaps, you!” “I,” he answered, smiling gently, “was perhaps the better prepared. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arrange a meeting of the creditors and don’t attend. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

E. Phillips Oppenheim My husband is meeting your father officially and, so long as my husband has decided to make me so, I am a perfectly respectable woman. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins Her great dread, in returning to Pisa, was the dread of meeting with Father Rocco again. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

This was the first time since their meeting with Lacheneur that his companions had found an opportunity to talk together in private. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Algernon Blackwood For this unexpected meeting came with a kind of warning upon me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Baldwin Spencer The return journey was made by the least frequented path, so as to avoid as far as possible any chance of meeting women. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The inner walls of the two ways, instead of meeting so as to form an angle, ended in a little chapel, on which were depicted certain figures, long, waving, and terminating in a point. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

She had no notion of meeting any distress single-handed. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Perhaps he had some hope of meeting his niece in the pathway across the Park. The man had told him that she was out. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In that case we will have another brief meeting amongst ourselves and a Cabinet Council the day after. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

John Locke Thus, by having the idea of a figure with three sides meeting at three angles, I have a complete idea, wherein I require nothing else to make it perfect. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Sir Walter Scott But, when he considered the risk of meeting with these ruffians, he could not resolve on parting with his arms. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Robert Burns This simple instrument is a very portable one; and well fitted to the social inclination of meeting in a neighbour’s house; hence the phrase of going a rocking, or with the roke. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Rudyard Kipling Men lived in them, meeting the same white faces night after night at dinner, and drawing out their office-work till the latest possible hour, that they might escape that doleful company. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anthony Trollope This is to be our last meeting in private, and I won’t acknowledge that I am insulted. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I reached the inn without meeting Sir Percival, and without noticing anything more, and was glad to find that the landlady had received Fanny with all possible kindness. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Ford Madox Ford One evening she went into Edward’s gun-room — he had gone to a meeting of the National Reserve Committee. On the table beside his chair was a decanter of whisky. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anthony Trollope But she had already recognised the fact that for the present meeting a passive part would become her well, and save her a deal of trouble. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Thus it happened that Lord Caranby, who was very ill and confined to his rooms, received a letter from Maraquito, asking him to invite Miss Saxon to a meeting with the writer. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy Which of them, seeing us together here, will believe that our meeting and dancing at the gipsy party was by chance?” “Very well,” she whispered gloomily. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing It had only suggested itself after the meeting in Munich, and perhaps—he said to himself—all things considered, the event was just as well. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

There was something strange in the circumstance of Sir Oswald’s meeting with this girl. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope The upshot of the Dublin meeting was that he also positively pledged himself to support during the next session of Parliament a bill advocating tenant-right. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There were present the two barristers and the one attorney for each side, and many an anxious thought was given to the manner in which the meeting should be conducted. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Mrs. Todhetley felt nervous at meeting a real live detective, and asked me no end of questions as to what this particular one was like. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Wolfenden was standing before them on the pavement, hat in hand, his pleasure at this unexpected meeting very plainly evidenced in his face. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

H. G. Wells Once or twice, meeting casually, we looked one another for the flash of a second in the eyes. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

George Meredith At a meeting in the town he strove to win Van Diemen’s voice in favour of a vote for further moneys to protect “our shores. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

E. F. Benson So they both quite looked forward to meeting that afternoon for Bridge at Susan Wyse’s. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Thomas Wolfe George could see at their first meeting that he was the kind of man who exudes an aura of good fellowship, and that was why it was so pleasant to have Mr. Merrit staying in the house. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Why, doctor that’s the chief joy of the holiday that ——” I lowered my eyes modestly “and meeting a very charming girl at the journey’s end. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry Fielding And such concern and uneasiness as he expresses in his looks on those occasions did Wild testify on the first meeting of his friend. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

George Gissing She shrank from the next meeting with Arnold Jacks, which could not long be postponed. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith He understood better the fear she expressed of meeting Georgiana. Nevertheless, she exhibited none on entering the house, and returned Georgiana’s embrace with what strength was left to her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing I didn’t know your address, till that meeting by chance yesterday. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Edith Wharton His mind turned again to his first meeting with Anna Summers and took up one by one the threads of their faintly sketched romance. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Sinclair Lewis I still think Jay Laverick would make a fine, conscientious masseur, but I never could get a meeting of minds with you on that topic. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells In this dream I seemed always to be meeting you and arguing. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anthony Trollope Since I had the honour of meeting you at your noble uncle’s mansion, Castle Hautboy, I have considered it one of the greatest delights of my life to be able to boast of your acquaintance. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins I didn’t know what it meant, when some of the younger women, meeting us together, looked at me (not at her), and smiled maliciously. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

A. E. W. Mason I crept down the stairs, meeting no one until I reached the hall. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Thomas Wolfe For weeks there was a round of pleasure and celebration, and the wonderful thrill of meeting in a foreign land and in a foreign tongue a hundred friends, now for the first time known and captured. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Hardy Hence Cytherea was not so alarmed at the sight of him as to render a meeting and conversation with her more than a matter of difficulty. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

As we went along who should ride past, meeting us, but Major Parrifer. “Looking like the bull-dog that he is,” cried Tod, who could not bear the man. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

G. K. Chesterton The occasion of their special meeting was that the wild and hitherto rather vague movement called the Brotherhood of The Word had suddenly received support from a very unexpected quarter. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

John Galsworthy On the morning after the Slum Conversion Committee meeting Soames had started early. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Bram Stoker The meeting so auspiciously begun proceeded well. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Thomas Love Peacock The embankment, which was carried on at the same time from both the opposite coasts, was then very nearly meeting in the centre. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

Oscar Wilde I have to call for my husband at the club, to take him to some absurd meeting at Willis’s Rooms, where he is going to be in the chair. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Jules Verne He called a meeting of his colleagues, and laid before them a proposition which, it will be seen, was profoundly sagacious. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

In the meantime Mangan had been thinking hard, realising to the full how very awkward the meeting with this policeman might turn out to be. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

In half an hour’s time there is a meeting at the house of a man named Lo Ting. The folk we shall meet there are members of a secret society aiming at the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell And the joyous meeting was not deadened by custom, to either mother or child. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

It was like a meeting in a side corridor of a mansion full of life. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Canon Slaney Poole formally moved the formation of the Union at a meeting held on 25 April. and the Vice–Chancellor, JA Hartley, occupied the chair. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Wilkie Collins I thought I saw the faint reflection of it for a moment when she turned pale under the agitation of our sudden meeting on the evening of her return, but it has never reappeared since. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Leaping from the bed he hastily clothed himself and, pistol in hand, sprang from the door, meeting two or three men who came running up from the road. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Thomas Hardy A bystander informed her, with some surprise at her ignorance, that it was a meeting of the Commissioners under Mr. Henchard’s bankruptcy. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The others too seemed shy of meeting each other's eyes, and the evening meal of the Escampobar seemed haunted by the absent lieutenant. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She emerged from her room for the ordeal of meeting the Divers weighted with a double trouble. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Conan Doyle Some great meeting was being held then — a meeting which, as my instincts told me, was to decide this very question of war and peace. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Obviously, it was the only thing to do, and if that were the sole reason for calling the meeting tonight then — shrugging his shoulders — we might just as well not have called it at all. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Benjamin Disraeli I have been obliged to meet Sir Lucius Grafton, and our meeting has fortunately terminated without any serious consequences. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

R. D. Blackmore Instead of meeting her consorts in the cloud of early morning, the Swordfish was scarcely abreast of the Southern Cheek by the middle of the afternoon. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

I wonder if you understand that Mr Craw will be terrified at the thought of meeting them. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Wilkie Collins My good old friend did not relish meeting a man at dinner who was described as “half tiger, half monkey;” and the privilege of sitting next to Lady Clarinda rather daunted than delighted him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Jack London The Judge was at a meeting of the Raisin Growers’ Association, and the boys were busy organizing an athletic club, on the memorable night of Manuel’s treachery. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Trollope There was a meeting of the subscribers to the hunt in the last week of October. At that meeting Major Tifto told his story. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

His hand fell heavily, his face was once more contorted with pain; he turned to those who stood near him, evidently avoiding meeting his wife’s eyes, and whispered: “Take her away. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Sinclair Lewis By his request the fraternity prayed for Jasper. The meeting was over at nine. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim There would be always the danger of meeting Anglo-Indians who had known the Hardinges. Her story, as recounted by himself, was too extraordinary to be kept altogether secret. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Here, meeting some of his own friends, he called them about him, returned to the attack, and a general engagement ensued as I was passing. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

William Dampier But meeting very strong westerly winds we got nothing forward in many days. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Sigmund Freud It is even possible that this second thought may itself have previously changed its original expression for the purpose of meeting the first one halfway. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing I should like to see Mr. Bunce myself, and I thought you might be able to arrange for a meeting between us. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

James Anthony Froude They held a meeting in the room of Mr. Mischief, and wrote to invite Diabolus to return. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The meeting had special significance, as marking a definite political connection, which the character of his book on Lord Edward only emphasised when it came to be published. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

I repeat, I fear Wisbottle is endeavouring to gain the affections of that young woman, Agnes, and that he is in the habit of meeting her in the store-room on the first floor, over the leads. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

But how different! Cannot even you see the ocean between us? A channel that prevents the meeting of our brains in harmonious accord. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Elizabeth Gaskell The meeting was to take place in a public room, at an hotel; and there, about eleven o’clock, the mill-owners, who had received the foreign orders, began to collect. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Feather had been exultingly gay and fashionably patriotic and she was walking round the corner to a meeting to be held at her club. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arnold Bennett And soon even Edwin perceived that the chairman was diplomatically and tactfully, yet very firmly, bent upon saving the meeting from any possibility of scandalising itself and the Wesleyan community. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope Then there was a little buzz of satisfaction on the part of those present, and the meeting was broken up. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy The gentleman held up his hand and came towards Giles, the two meeting half-way. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing I ought never to have contrived that first meeting alone — for it was contrived; I sent my sisters away on purpose. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins Knowing that he had never set eyes on my face (thanks to the convenient peephole at the red-brick house), I thought my meeting with him was likely to be rather advantageous than otherwise. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli Miss Coronet fed her imagination with the hope of meeting her father’s noble pupils in after-life, and in the meantime read fashionable novels. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Henry Fielding Captain Trent exprest great delight in meeting his brother officer, and both mutually promised to visit each other. Amelia by Henry Fielding

You will scarcely believe it, but since I had rehearsed my speech going up the Rinks burn, the political meeting at Langshiels had gone clean out of my head. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

George Gissing In hot haste he wrote an announcement of a meeting on Clerkenwell Green for Sunday afternoon, and had thousands of copies printed on slips; by evening these were scattered throughout his ‘parishes. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins The meeting of pink and yellow is a solemnity. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Robert Louis Stevenson There is a garden in that city we were bound to, sanded below with clean sand, the trees meeting overhead, some of them trimmed, some preached, and the whole place beautified with alleys and arbours. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope The meeting between the two cousins was very long, and when Mrs. Mountjoy at last returned unannounced to the room she found her daughter in tears. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

For myself I had in addition the memory of my meeting with her. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Jacques Futrelle This meeting is the fruition of all that work, and this,” he held the parchment aloft, “is the instrument that will unite us. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Theodore Dreiser Besides, he had the disagreeable fear of meeting old-time friends, ever since one such encounter which he made shortly after his arrival in the city. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

This is seen, for example, in the story of the Jew and the Scotsman who go together to a meeting which has been advertised as free. Collected Essays by George Orwell

It left them continually to take the longest way, laying itself out in leisurely curves round low uplands, but always meeting them again a few miles farther on, growing more stately with every detour. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Walter Scott Their meeting was only at meals, and Miss Gray was at pains, perhaps by her father’s recommendation, to treat them with. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

I was more put out at meeting people than they were at meeting me. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Sir Walter Scott Their meeting was also casual, and they had hastily arranged themselves under such commanders as were remarkable for zeal and courage, without much respect to any other qualities. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Maria Edgeworth He descanted at length upon the difficulties, as the world goes, of meeting with a confidential friend, whom it is prudent to trust in any affair that demands delicacy, honour, and address. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

John Galsworthy His passion had, hitherto, been for polo, and his meeting with Clare had come just as he had lost both job and polo. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Nevertheless, as the crossroads offered him a better chance than any other place of meeting somebody, he stood still. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Sir Walter Scott The interval was spent by Waverley with great satisfaction at Glennaquoich; for the impression which Flora had made on his mind at their first meeting grew daily stronger. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Thejanuary 1907 meeting was held in Adelaide; Madsen helped with secretarial tasks and WHB was Treasurer. He and Kleeman reported their latest research results. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Then the hands met, and their meeting was signalled by a quick scream that died as soon as uttered into a gasping flutter. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

At once I got our head-quarters committee together and a great public meeting was arranged for the next night. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Thomas Hardy Circumstances favouring this course, it was desirable also to be rather reserved towards Knight, to shorten the meeting as much as possible. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

The whole party would doubtless have perished but for the customary meeting with our emissaries. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

M. P. Shiel I have reason to know that the very day you receive this she will be meeting him at about 7. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope He was to be told that she forgave him altogether — that his troth was returned to him and that he was free, but that in such circumstances a meeting between them could be of no avail. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Why shouldn’t his loans be called? It would help strengthen the local banks, and possibly permit them to aid in meeting this situation for us. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Eliot You may imagine that the meeting of the Club at the Woolpack that evening was unusually lively. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

With less caution than I usually display, I approached the desk where she had been standing and, meeting the eyes of the clerk, asked the young lady’s name. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim A man you had been in the habit of meeting every day for a year or so, too. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells Why haven’t you come into the game? I’d hoped it if only for the sake of meeting you again. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

But the morning after his meeting with Esther Stables found him less disposed to read than usual. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Sir Walter Scott But do not fear,” he added, “good madam; for wit, meeting with opportunity, will not miss to find a salve for every sore. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Everyone pushed forward to stare at him, and then what a moment! half-way down the salon, Wellington moved forward and, meeting with smiles, the two great heroes shook hands. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Thomas Hardy This cast a distressingly business-like colour over their first meeting after so many years of severance. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton The habit of meeting young men in sequestered spots was not unknown to her: the novelty was in feeling any embarrassment about it. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Gissing Dan was disposed to take the meeting on its festive and humorous side; for him, economic agitation was a mode of passing a few hours amid congenial uproar. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope All this gave him an air of power and self-assertion which might, perhaps, have been distasteful to an indifferent acquaintance, but which at this first meeting was very pleasing to the father. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

How can I describe my meeting her? It was as if I were in a dream that day, and in a way it is a dream to me still. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Jack says he is looking forward to meeting his grandfather, and realising what he calls his feudal point of view. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

I could arrange a meeting in the morning. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Arnold Bennett From the next room came a regular, muffled, oratorical sound, as though some one had begun many years ago to address a meeting and had forgotten to leave off and never would leave off. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Andrew Lang The little fellow knew quite well that the lion would not dare to go out without him and his ball for fear of meeting a bear or a snake. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope To the great annoyance of Mr Jawstock and the farmers the meeting voted that Lord Silverbridge should be invited to give his opinion as to the innocence or guilt of his late partner. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Now that the days of sun and warmth were past, it was difficult to arrange for a meeting under circumstances that allowed of free comfortable colloquy. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Arnold Bennett It would have subjected him to the risk of meeting her suddenly at any corner. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Edith Wharton He must do nothing to make this meeting their last; he must leave their future in her care, asking only that she should keep fast hold of it. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Tobias Smolle They turned off from the common highway, and travelled all that day without meeting anything worthy recounting; but, in the morning of the second day, they were favoured with an adventure. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Benjamin Disraeli But what is half a morning at Tattersall’s, or half a week at Doncaster, compared with a meeting at Newmarket? There your congenial spirits congregate. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Thomas Hardy It certainly had been very remiss of him, as Mayor, he thought, to call no meeting ere this, to discuss what should be done on this holiday. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang They both took up the bear, and carried it towards home, meeting the third at the spot where they had parted from him. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ivan Turgenev I was on the point of telling her, what I had learnt from the gardener, and incidentally describing my meeting with the baron . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Miles Franklin Life must begin for me too on meeting her, so lovely and romantic—the very girl of my dreams. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Baldwin Spencer The two men hastened back to their own country and, meeting with a number of their own people, told them what had happened. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Do you remember the hall in Newmilns Street and the meeting there? You had a fight with a man outside, and got knocked down. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Charles Dickens It is in this way that she converses with her blind playmates, and nothing can more forcibly show the power of mind in forcing matter to its purpose than a meeting between them. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

George Gissing On the first anniversary the meeting had been unanticipated; the same thought led her and Sidney to the cemetery at the same hour. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson The beams erected formed a common base of about thirty-three feet, meeting at the top, which was about forty-five feet above the rock, and here half a dozen of the artificers were still at work. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton But I wanted to come round to meeting — like old times. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Gisli's meeting with Grettir. There was a man hight Gisli, the son of that Thorstein whom Snorri Godi had slain. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Elizabeth Gaskell I know from my own feelings how you must dislike meeting a man in public in a different manner from what you have done in private. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Zona Gale And now — what shall I say?” He hesitated, his eyes meeting Miss Holland’s. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Mark Twain We do not mind one or two deliveries of their wares, but as we turn the pages over and keep on meeting them we presently get tired of them and wish they would do other things for a change. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Gissing This was Emma Vine. After that chance meeting with Mrs. Clay in the omnibus he lost sight of the sisters for a while, but one day Kate came to the public-house and desired to see him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Jules Verne Ce jour-là, dans un meeting tenu au milieu du parc, une motion est faite à ce sujet et suivie d’une triple salve de hurrahs et de hips. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

G. K. Chesterton Harold March had imagined many things about his meeting with the great political reformer, but he had never pictured him with a gun under his arm, drinking brandy in a public house. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Henry James Rowland always enjoyed meeting him; talking with him, in these days, was as good as a wayside gush of clear, cold water, on a long, hot walk. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sir Walter Scott The meeting at first was stiff and formal enough. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George Gissing First of all, then, I shall visit these haunts of poverty day after day, and do my best to become acquainted with the most pressing needs, and to learn the best ways of meeting them. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

This meeting might be unorthodox, but it was purely accidental; neither he nor Ellin had sought it. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Tobias Smolle At Newcastle, while he attended Mrs Tabby to the methodist meeting his rival accompanied Mrs Jenkins to the play. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

At the appointed time Mr. Peck rose to open the meeting with prayer; then, as if nothing unusual were likely to come before it, he declared it ready to proceed to business. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

But if he was going to be late in meeting you, I should think he would fly over. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Jane Austen I can understand you —(nodding at Mr. John Knightley)— your good fortune in meeting with so many of your friends at once here, delights you too much to pass unnoticed. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Anthony Trollope His meeting with Violet was of course pleasant enough. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

As it was, he struck just a fraction of an inch too short, and, meeting with no resistance, the iron slipped from his fingers and went slithering along the verandah. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Anthony Trollope He would not see him, there, at Humblethwaite. If George had anything to say that could not be said in a letter, a meeting might be arranged elsewhere. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Peniston thought the country lonely and trees damp, and cherished a vague fear of meeting a bull. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Charles Dickens Let our hour of meeting be two o’clock, and you’ll find me smoking a cigar in the sun afore the hotel door. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

At one time he had been a local preacher, and had walked miles on Sunday evenings to conduct, in turn with others, the services at the cottage meeting houses in the different villages. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Benjamin Disraeli There is no joy in meeting at present. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

The meeting it — that’s one thing, and we can leave it till you’re rid of the other. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Anthony Trollope First of all he went the whole way round the walks, meeting nobody. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

That one chance meeting was the first of many. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. G. Wells Constantly during those intervening months I had been thinking of meeting her. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Edith Wharton It was the first time since their meeting that he had really seen her face; and he was struck by the touch of awe that had come upon her beauty. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The meeting hissed like a cellarful of snakes. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

I had no thought or hope of meeting you. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I have no doubt, by the way, that their meeting was the most amicable imaginable. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jules Verne The chances of success diminished in rapid proportion; and it was from chance alone that the meeting with the projectile might be expected. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Within a day or two after our last meeting at the Church of the Capuchins, I called at her studio and found it vacant. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

But in her ignorance of his whereabouts she had fancied him still nearer, and in all her London festivities had been tormented by a perpetual dread of meeting him. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope If he attends this meeting he must leave my house, and I shall see him no more. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Eunice presented the distinguished-looking gentleman to me as a friend of hers — Mr. Philip Dunboyne. “I had the honor of meeting your sister,” he said, “in London, at Mr. Staveley’s house. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]